Keyhole Keyhole Hands-Free Camera Harness (Black)

Keyhole Hands-Free Camera Harness (Black)

Keyhole Hands-Free Camera Harness (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Use With DSLRs,Camcorders, Small Cameras
  • Attaches to Backpack or Chest Harness
  • Secures to 1" Wide Webbing on Pack
  • Reduces Camera Weight on Neck
  • Polypropylene Straps/Hard Plastic Plate
  • Prevents Camera From Swinging
  • Lens is Held Facing Downward
  • No Complicated Hardware
  • Easy to Move Camera to Shooting Position
  • Made in the USA
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  • 1Description

The black Keyhole Hands-Free Camera Harness from Back Country Solutions offers you a way to hike, bike, ski or snowshoe while holding your camera safe and steady, solidly against your body. The harness is unique in design since it provides a way to prevent what usually happens to cameras when attached to typical backpack or chest harness straps. Traditional harnesses don't eliminate "swing" so you find yourself trying to both hold your camera steady while trying to use trekking poles. Or, if you're scrambling up a hill, your camera bounces any which way while you're trying to grab a rock to make it to the next ledge.

The Keyhole is designed to hold your camera and lens firmly attached to your backpack or chest harness, with the lens facing downward and held steady with no swing. The design includes a special cap keeper attached to the Keyhole that prevents your lens from swaying from side to side. Yet, when you're ready to shoot, there's no complicated hardware to unhook or adjust to get your camera into shooting position. Perhaps one of the best features of this system is its ability to limit the strain of your camera on your neck. In addition, with your lens held tightly against your body, there's less chance of it banging into a rock, bush or the ground.

The Keyhole attaches quickly and efficiently and is made from durable polypropylene straps and a hard plastic plate into which your camera slides. Screw the included Keyhole knob into the camera's 1/4 - 20 tripod socket. This knob then slides neatly into the slot of the hard plastic Keyhole plate. Use the included quick attach sternum strap adjusters that attach the Keyhole harness to your backpack or chest harness straps. The buckles come with four male connectors that mesh with the female connectors found on your backpack's straps. Adjust the straps so the fit is tight and comfortable. Finally, hook up the touch fastened cap keeper to your existing lens cap. The cap keeper can also be used to make sure your lens cap never disappears-as lens cap tend to do too often. When you're ready to shoot, simply remove the cap keeper and raise the camera slightly to remove it from the Keyhole's slot. After shooting, replace the knob in the slot, reattach the cap keeper and you're ready to move on. The Keyhole comes with a one-year warranty and is proudly made in the USA.

Accessibility
Quickly allows you to switch from hands-free positioning to shooting stance; there's no fancy or complicated hardware to readjust to use your camera
Protection
The Keyhole holds your camera steady against your body using your backpack or chest harness. The included cap keeper with touch fastener holds your lens facing downward and prevents it from swinging while hiking, skiing or walking; cap keeper also prevents your lens cap from getting lost
Simplicity
The Keyhole attaches to any backpack or chest harness that uses a 1" wide webbing on the shoulder straps. Quick-attach sternum strap adjusters attach to existing backpack/chest harness straps
Materials
Made from durable polypropylene straps and a hard plastic plate; includes touch fastened cap keeper that secures to your original lens cap
UPC: 860477000206
In the Box
Keyhole Hands-Free Camera Harness (Black)
  • Knob
  • Cap Keeper
  • One-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Material Polypropylene straps
    Hard plastic plate
    Attachment Method Quick-attach sternum strap adjusters attach to existing backpack/chest harness straps
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.26 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 5.5 x 1.2"
    Keyhole Hands-Free Camera Harness (Black) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 26.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great Concept, low quality materials Almost a winner. It is functional, but deeply flawed. The material and ergonomic shortcomings will not want me want to wear this for hours at a time sweating up steep trails, 2000' to 6000' while carrying a pack of 20 to 45 lbs. Chafing will be a serious issue. Its durability is also in question. But the fact is that what I received is prototype quality at best. Its obvious this is a Mom and Pop operation put together in their garage. A materials and design upgrade and $10 higher price point would make the product solid. 1) The webbing straps are very low grade polypropylene. This is designed to attach to backpacks. It should match the industry standard of nylon webbing which holds up over a long time and is softer. The melted ends are pokey and sharp. This webbing will not last either. The bar tacks are cheap as well. The buckles are also very low grade plastic. 2) The screw in camera mount is ergonomically deficient. It is too thick and pokes my sternum.support This is not good for supporting a DSLR and zoom lens of more than 2 lbs weight. The plastic part which protrodes behind the plastic support plate measures 1/4 !! This should be replaced with 3/32 aluminum or stainless steel and a rubber coating. Please refine this product.
    Date published: 2014-04-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best I've found I've tried several hands-free camera systems to keep my DSLR camera and zoom lens at the ready when hiking and this is just what I wanted. Fit my backpack easily and kept the camera in a comfortable position. Never concerned that the camera wasn't secure, even when bent over. Used on hikes in Yosemite (Mono Pass, Mt Dana) and didn't really notice it while walking. The velcro strip does a good job keeping the camera close to your body. One annoying issue was the velcro piece for your lens caps kept coming off when you removed the velcro starp holding the lens cap. Depending on your hip belt width the lens may hit the belt buckle and make a clinking sound, but it really felt stable even when going up/down the mountains. Never felt any presssure or weight pulling on the front; was quite comfortable. Would be a 5 if the keyhole adapter would fit my tripod. Not a major issue when hiking since I don't carry a tripod, but I worry about losing one of the adapters during the times I do carry the tripod.
    Date published: 2014-09-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The solution I've been looking for. Finally, a device that holds my camera close to my center of gravity while being quickly accessible. My particular backpack straps wouldn't accommodate the Keyhole Harness so I had to do some creative rigging to make it work. The overwhelming majority of backpacks will work with it just fine. I used it for a 6 day high country backpacking trip and it performed perfectly. It prevents the camera from laying directly against me and risking damage from sweat and moisture while being able to be single handedly unclipped for a quick capture on the fly. It's nearly weightless, and has little bulk.
    Date published: 2016-09-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very satisfied Used the keyhole camera harness last week day hiking in Yellowstone. I use a Cannon Eos t6i with a 16-300. Really liked how the harness took the weight off my neck and transferred it to my pack. Accessibility to my camera was quite easy and convenient. Camera was very secure while on my chest and didn't bounce around at all. As I passed other people with their cameras slung around their necks I noticed a lot of them had their hands holding the camera to relieve weight or hold the camera steady. For the price I am very pleased with the harness.
    Date published: 2016-06-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from No swing and crash into boulders! A camera saver! As a photographer who climbs over rocks and boulders in creeks to get the perfect perspective of a rock- strewn creek below a waterfall, I found the Keyhole Hands-Free Camera Harness to be the perfect stabilizer for my new camera. The camera was held high out of the water (unlike my previous camera that was dunked into the water and ruined) and did not swing to the side and hit against boulders. I was able to detach the camera effortless, make the perfect exposure, and quickly place the camera back into the Keyhole attachment which easily attached to the straps of my camera backpack.
    Date published: 2016-10-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product, wish it were better quality, but I LOVE IT! A very good product. I like it far better than my pro clip since it's weighted dead center. The pro clip being on one side starts to weigh down my one shoulder, this does not, and it allows me to even leave my 100-400 on for far longer. It also releases very easily unlike the pro clip which gets caught if it's not put in or taken out perfectly.
    Date published: 2017-09-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keyhole Hands-Free Camera Harness I use this product while hiking. It is a great way to prevent the camera from swinging freely while walking on uneven terrain where hiking or trekking poles are needed. It secures the camera to my chest, yet it allows for quick easy access for taking photos. Another feature is that it prevents the camera from dangling when bending over.The product is a great value for the money, when compared to comparable products for a greater price. I heartily recommend this product.
    Date published: 2012-09-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Value Just finished a 12 mile hike using the keyhole harness attached to my pack. The harness performed exactly as I needed it to. I was able to keep y hands free while hiking and quickly move my camera into position for a shot. Also felt that the camera was secured throughout the hike. A great value.
    Date published: 2016-04-13
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